Date on Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation


Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name


Department (Legacy)

College of Arts and Sciences

Committee Chair

MacCracken, W. H.


School gardens


"School gardens are not intended to create gardeners or farmers but to afford the growing boy or girl an opportunity for many aided developments." In the school garden the children are taught by one who can inspire them with a love not only for plants, but for everything else that has life and grows to take care of trees, lawns, flowers, vegetables and such things planted with their own hands. It is a place where the plants together with their friends and enemies have an intimate relation to the child personally; where the lessons are far more vital than anything he can get from books, where the child learns the wonderful story of the plant, the life in the seed, the function of root, leaf, stem, flowers and seed by the closest scrutiny of which he is capable.